NTSB Identification: CHI87LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31866.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 28, 1986 in GRAND LEDGE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA U206F, registration: N1803Q
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED ENGINE FAILURE DURING TAKEOFF AND NOSED OVER IN AN OPEN FIELD. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DID HIS RUNUP ON THE RIGHT FUEL TANK AND TOOK OFF ON THE LEFT FUEL TANK. INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT FOUND WATER IN THE LEFT FUEL TANK. THE PILOT STATED HE DRAINED FUEL FROM THE RIGHT TANK DURING PREFLIGHT BUT COULD NOT RECALL CHECKING THE LEFT TANK.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

FUEL TANK SELECTOR POSITION..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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